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by the rise and fall of jesse jackson, jr., and that's where we're going to start. the former illinois democratic congressman is going to prison. today he pleaded guilty to taking $750,000 in campaign funds for personal use. items such as a $43,000 rolex, fur capes, and memorabilia from michael jackson and bruce lee. the list goes on and most of it so ridiculous. outside of the courtroom, jackson said tell everybody back home i'm sorry. he could spend up to four years nine months in prison. he is scheduled to be sentenced on june 28th. so what happens to his snaet >> next tuesday voters will go to the poll to select his replacement. it is a primary so the democratic candidate is likely to be a shoe in. the super pac spending a reported $2 billion to defeat debbie halvorson. here is one of the adds. >> halvorson received an a-plus rating from the nra. debbie halvorson's record more guns in the hands of criminals. >> halvorson who lost to jackson in last year's primary says it's ridiculous that bloomberg is trying to buy the race. she posted that quote . . . and we're g
jackson jr. pleaded guilty to misuse of campaign funds. it looks like he and his wife will be spending some time in prison. very sad to see his career ruined like that. florida governor rick scott now says that he loves medicaid and the pentagon announced yesterday, because of the sequester, it is ready to furlough 800,000 civilian pentagon employees around the world. that hurts! all of that and a whole lot more. but first let's find out what's really going on. lisa ferguson's got it. today's current news update. she joins us from los angeles. good morning lisa. >> good morning, bill. another light day for the president today. he's taking some meetings from the white house. first up is his usual daily briefing from the oval office. then he's meeting with his senior advisers and later this afternoon, president obama will record a radio interview with al sharpton joe madison and yolanda adams all in the oval office. >>> a surprising change coming from florida. governor rick scott has announced he will back medicare expansion in the state. president obama's affordable care act requires al
on on the republican party. and then david jackson will be joining us from the white house to tell us why white house. >> reporter: s are all upset today -- why. >> reporter: s the republican party has found their savior. she's going to save them. >> on this tuesday other headlines making news, burger king had itself a whopper of a problem yesterday. the fast food chain's twitter account got hacked and made the company look like it had been bought by mcdonald's. then tweeted several obscene and ridiculous items before twitter suspended the account. mcdonald's tweeted it had emphasized with the competitor and assured the public it had nothing to do with the hacking. burger king has yet to release a statement. they're staying silent. >> it was pretty ridiculous. and i don't know how it went on for as long as it did. i mean it was a span of a couple of hours yesterday. i mean you would think that -- publications had time to write stories about the fact that mcdonald's -- that burger burger king's account had been hacked. so in the time it knock for that to happen, they couldn't get it to stop. >> hillar
the headlines, way inside. (vo) from the underworld, to the world of privilege. >> everyone in michael jackson's life was out to use him. (vo) no one brings you more documentaries that are real, gripping, current. very, very excited about that and very proud of that. >>beltway politics from inside the loop. >>we tackle the big issues here in our nation's capital, around the country and around the globe. >>dc columnist and four time emmy winner bill press opens current's morning news block. >>we'll do our best to carry the flag from 6 to 9 every morning. [ ♪ music ♪ ] >> michael: so president obama is kicking off three days of travel now going all over the country talking about his speech last night talking about the bold initiatives that he put before congress. some of them have not a chance in a world to get though congress. somecongress--to get through congress and some are a linchpin. some thought they saw candidate obama instead of president obama. here he is in asheville, north carolina, continue to go keep congress' feet to the fire. >> michael: president obama did say i'm doing what
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time. get ready. but first. ♪ >> the late king of pop, michael jackson's son started a new job last night. prince michael now 16 years old appeared on entertainment tonight where he is a special correspondent. he says he wants to become a well-rounded producer director screen writer and actor. just 16. >> this will end well. >> bill: isn't there some rule about child labor in hollywood? >> 16 you can work. >> it's just -- come on already. >> bill: go to college -- >> exactly. >> bill: i'm sure he got his job on merit as a reporter. and we know how these things work out when you take kids and shove them in front of the camera at young aims. >> another former obama advisor has taken a job as news consult important. david axelrod. >> bill: it's very clear if you want the bush retreads, you look at fox and if you want the obama retreads you look at msnbc. >> yeah. >> could we see a led zeppelin reunion next year? >> you are not going to be able to a full led zeppelin reunion. >> bill: no. >> robert plant said that jimmy paige and john paul jones are capricorns saying t
the underworld, to the world of privilege. >> everyone in michael jackson's life was out to use him. (vo) no one brings you more documentaries that are real, gripping, current. >> jennifer: karl rove likes to win elections, so to do so, he needs two things money and candidates that actually appeal to voters. we know rove can raise the money according to the center for responsible politics his super pac and the nonprofit one, they spent $175 million during the 2012 election cycle. but sometimes karl rove ends up with candidates like this. >> life is a gift from god, and i think even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape that it is something that god intended to happen. >> jennifer: you remember poor richard mourdock the tea party-backed republican indiana senate candidate. well, he lost, and now according to the "new york times" american cross roads is spinning off an operation called conservative victory project to help get electable republican candidates past the tea party candidates. and not all republicans are happy. matt hoskins released a statement saying
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, to the world of privilege. >> everyone in michael jackson's life was out to use him. (vo) no one brings you more documentaries that are real, gripping, current. >> john: welcome back to "viewpoint." it's time now for the thing of the day. tonight's thing, the overused term that nobody really understands of the day. and that term, sequestration. no, it's he not an olympic event with ann romney's horse. sequestration is the half of the fiscal cliff that was never solved but was instead given a new deadline of march 1st. earlier today president obama asked that deadline be pushed back a few weeks. if sequestration were to go into effect, it would mean massive automatic spending reductions, politicians in congress are looking for a catchier term than sequestration but they keep putting it off. but haven't delays always been the hallmark of our government? a $5 billion lawsuit related to the housing bubble. the obama administration and a growing number of states are suing standard & poor's for the way it rated mortgage bonds from 2004 to 2007. you might recall those bonds were rated just a tad h
to the polls to make their voices heard in a primary race to pick jesse jackson jr.'s successor. one of the loud he is has been michael bloomberg and his u.s. pac. he has run 200 hours of tv ad like this attacking debby halvorsong n ng un's voting history. james? >> snow is coming down in what is going to be a pretty small turnout will probably be close to minuscule given the conditions. >> michael: i mean, it's an easy political question to ask. sort of like a reflex to ask it, who does that mint if it's benefit? >> conventional wisdom is you probably have your most political active and astute and driven voters come out they might be older mostly african-american group that comes out. they would probably tend to be left of center, anti-guns, and that probably would give robin kelly, a former state senator ironically, a native new yorker who has never met bloomberg would probably give they are the edge since bloomberg's ad changed their tack a little bit about ten days ago instead of simply going an halverson the leading candidate who is backed by the nra. you would have to believe
of privilege. >> everyone in michael jackson's life was out to use him. (vo) no one brings you more documentaries that are real, gripping, current. >> announcer: stephanie miller. >> glittering diamond of super evil. >> stephanie: thank you. it is "the stephanie miller show." happy monday. 34 minutes after the hour. 1-800-steph-12 the phone number toll free from anywhere. ♪♪ the rude pundit ♪ ♪ papa, papa, papa, who ♪ >> stephanie: good morning papa. >> good morning. it has been so long since we've spoken. >> stephanie: right? >> i know. are you feeling better? >> stephanie: i am. well my recovery has been a little, shall we say bumpy. takes a little while to recover from food poisoning. >> maybe you shouldn't have gone to spinning while you were still suffering. >> stephanie: someone needs to -- the universe was forcing me into rehab. very upsetting. >> your bowels got plenty of exercise. >> stephanie: right. thank you. >> i'm sorry. >> stephanie: i loved your piece on the mentally ill appear at the gun hearing. which essentially refers to the pro gun nuts that appeared.
you steer it toward iran? what a line-up we've got for you today. david jackson from "usa today" will be joining us later already at work at the white house. sheldon whitehouse, new senator from rhode island just re-elected, will be here in studio with us. and we're very excited. we have a lot of, you know, top flight politicians and analysts and political commentators. we've never had a sports celebrity in studio today. but he's here today. he is here today from the ravens. now wait a minute, i want to get my cheat sheet here. here it is. my cheat sheet. brendan ayanbadejo. >> you got it right! >> you got it, boss. >> bill: linebacker for the ravens going to be in. he raised a little dust last week when he said what we need is a gay jackie robinson in professional football so everybody can get over it. >> he's a super bowl champion. >> bill: absolutely. looking forward to that. he will be in with us in the studio as well. president obama says it is time to raise the minimum wage. guess what john boehner says. but first... >> this is the "full court press." >> other stuff you ne
, way inside. (vo) from the underworld, to the world of privilege. >> everyone in michael jackson's life was out to use him. (vo) no one brings you more documentaries that are real, gripping, current. hey, i'm joey aragon. see that film? people call me about this every day. my dishwasher must be broken. you know, it's not always the machine. it may be the detergent. add finish power up to boost your detergent and you'll see a huge difference. watch what it can do. look at that sparkle! now that's clean! cloudiness! spots! tough stains! even dishwasher build-up! gone! just like that! so don't give up. add finish power up. wow! see the difference! it's a must have! the bar harbor bake is really worth trying. [ male announcer ] get more during red lobster's lobsterfest. with the year's largest selection of mouth-watering lobster entrees. like our delicious lobster lover's dream, featuring two kinds of succulent lobster tails. or our savory, new grilled maine lobster and lobster tacos. it's back, but not for long. [ woman ] our guests go crazy for l
the democratic primary in the special election held for jesse jackson jr's old house seat yesterday. she beat debbie halvorson 52-25. kelley thanked supporters and acknowledged how big an issue gun control was in her victory. >> you sent a message that was heard around our state, and across the nation. >> that's right! [ cheers ] >> a message that tells the nra that their days of holding our country hostage are coming to an end. [ cheers and applause ] >> michael: with me again tonight is james warren of "the new york daily news," who has been covering this story. jim, you can't get enough of the war room can you? >> better now that you see my ugly face than last night just hearing my terrible not even fit for talk radio voice. >> michael: listen halvorson allewded to the $2.2 million that bloomberg's super pac spent on the case. how big of impact was that? >> absolutely. first of all it was probably more than that. in a very short special election primary with a fragmented field, there ultimately were 15 candidates yesterday, all of them with very little money, to have this
's not settled. >> lisa jackson went to congress twice and said the e.p.a. does not know of any instance where the ground water has been affected. there are a lot of claims and lucrative lawsuits out there a lot of people looking to make money off of oil and gas saying the water is contaminated. no evidence yet. i think perhaps in this case, and i recognize that i use that phrase, the science is settled. cenk: let me ask you that one more time. >> the science is settled, it is happening out there. wells are being poll looted by methane, water is being contaminated. the spills from the trucks that they're taking the water away from the frack silent are definitely spilling. you've got water being dumped into rivers at the end of the process through the sewage systems. the science is settled that this is extremely dangerous and while dangerous, we must not do it. if it wasn't so dangerous i come back to why won't gas companies tell us what's in the -- why did they spend so much money fighting disclosure, why did they spend so much money getting exemptions prom the state water drinking act. cenk:
. j.r. jackson is going to takes from here. >> we brought in our producer with the "young turks," and kim from nerd news alert. she has a lot to say about our gaming issue second, and this issue. she's really going to show off some skills. first of all let's get to the horse meat situation. this is the question. is that going to be a problem for you going to get your cranberry sauce? there might be a couple lines of horse meat here. >> i remember having this conversation with cenk a couple months ago. he loves the meatballs there. i think the food is gross. i think you should get your furniture at ikea, but not your food. >> a lot of times you eat something and don't know what's in it. as soon as you find out your brain gets to you. >> there's a problem of miss labeling food. horse is acceptable to eat in canada, europe and asia, and horse meat is produced in eastern europe, which is where i'm guessing a lot of this had came from, because it's a cheaper filler. >> ikea is a swedish furniture store. i looked up a couple of things that this country is well known for. if you're eat
is on the counterattack. jesse jackson jr.'s seat is up, and bloomberg ran this ad. >> gun violence is out of control. debby halverson will make it worse. she opposes a ban on deadly assault weapons. no wonder halverson received an a-plus rating by the nra. >> cenk: they ran this against her and she lost. >> they were involved in the race early in the year. it was not just debby halverson a former congresswoman but two front runners in a case of 16 candidates, two people who were the credible candidates both have a-ratings. thanks to our help and help at credo and other progressive organizations she was able to win convincingly and win on this issue. it's showing that democratic voters and organizations and donors and grassroots activists are active aggravated activated on this issue and people were engaged like you would never believe. it hit home. it's visceral. if we can get people riled up on this issue in february of 2013 i'm looking forward to what we can do in 2014 not just with aggressive twists, but with groups like bloomberg's super pac. >> cenk: we have a progressive candidate who wound up
lee and sheila jackson lee a notorious aisle hog. she has made face with every president since clinton. and if representatives want to secure prime seating they have to stay there the entire time. it's like waiting in line for the new iphone. no bathroom breaks for you congressmen. we know who the guest of honor are, but we don't know which cabinet member will be honored with the order to stay away tonight. god for bid if something happened at the capitol tonight we would be without legislative and judicial branch of government. so one member is ordered to stay away so he or she could lead the country if anything should happen. who is most suited, defense state or justice. since 1984 the secretaries of agriculture and interior have been designated the survivor six times each. commerce has had four designees. the only person to be designated twice is evans. we would only survive by selling crops grown on public land or screw it we're on our own. a quick break and then we'll get to brett erlich. stick around. people with sore throats have something new to say. ahh ! mmm ! ahh ! finally
that guy. and and finally to the campaign front republicans uphill battle to win jesse jackson jr.'s seat could be a lot more challenging now that convicted felon is on the way to winning the party's nomination. paul mckinley has a slim 35-vote lead in the republican primary. he said he's putting ex-offenders back to work. i doubt chicago voters will do the same for him. coming up, we've been up to our ears in a sequester going for a month now. we'll take a final pre-deadline plunge with mike tomasky of null "newsweek" daily beast right after the break and plus they are the moments that changed america. and author taylor branch knows them well. he joins us. the march goes on. "the war room" on a thursday. we'll be right back. the bar harbor bake is really worth trying. [ male announcer ] get more during red lobster's lobsterfest. with the year's largest selection of mouth-watering lobster entrees. like our delicious lobster lover's dream, featuring two kinds of succulent lobster tails. or our savory, new grilled maine lobster and lobster tacos. it's ba
and i gotta tell you victoria jackson's career is turning over in its grave. the middle east has ruptured into an explosion of conflict and violence. or, as they call it, tuesday. today is the birthday of erykah badu, johnny cash would have been 81 today. today is also the 211th birthday of victor hugo. author of "les miz" and never could he image than one day his noel would be an oscar winning film featuring our finest american and australian actors playing french people with british accents. this is "viewpoint." >> john: i'm john fuglesang. thank you for joining us tonight. it can mean to isolate or hideaway, to seize, withdraw or to hold but if you can believe president obama it might just be the worst word in our political lexicon today. >> obama: that's a pretty bad name sequester. but the effects are even worse than the name. >> john: according to the white house the effects of the $85 billion in budget cuts that kick in friday, the sequester could cost 3/4 of a million jobs over the next year alone you why for starters. design a series of across-the-board cuts, it will hac
in an election to replace jesse jackson jr. they put the gun control issue front and center. debby halverson expected to win but lost by 25% of the vote to former state of the robin kelly. helped by mayor bloomberg's super pac focused on the halverson rating received from nra. now for much more on in, i'm joined by john rosenthal and paul blumenthal. thank you for joining us. between the emotional hearings in d.c. the money behind the gun control cause and new poll numbers showing despite what congress might end up doing the support for gun control has been growing. is this the most hopeful you've been. >> john: if the public and media make gun violence prevention an ongoing issue of importance and ultimately a voting issue during the elections coming up, i think we may make progress but remember we've got a long way to go. there is no background check requirement on gun sales. to listen to a dad of a seven-year-old killed at newtown, one of 86 americans who had bury their kids today and every day. meanwhile congress says fiscal cliff and debt cerealing are more important than taking a vote
l. jackson wears it backwards. why can't dan? >> exactly. >> maybe it's the same person. >> turn it back around. >> bill: and then there is cyprian boulding. what's he wearing today? does he have his redskins hat on again? >> no. not after the super bowl. he is going to get a little bit of a grace period, i think, in between seasons. >> yeah. maybe he will start wearing his national gear now that we are close to baseball season. >> bill: so yesterday, a lot going on here in washington, d.c. the president started his day at the prayer breakfast, which he saluted as a grand tradition. i have some other thoughts about that. but the president saluted it as a grand tradition for politicians here in washington, d.c. >> says something being it but every year in times of triumph and in tragedy n calm and in crisis we come together not as democrats or republicans but as brothers and sisters and as children of god. >> bill: and the president pointed out, you know that ol' story about the christians who walk out of church and start stabbing each other in th
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's agenda, actually lisa jackson or whoever is the head of epa existing power plants? >> of course. shame on me for not mentioning that. >> that's a rule that will come through epa. it will be introduced. it's a rule that will regulate the green house gas emissions, the carbon xloouings that comes from power plants and refineries across the country. over the last couple of years, we have been able to secure the retirement of about 135 existing power plants mostly because those power plants don't have modern pollution controls for mercury, soot, smog. they can't compete with clean energy sources. so this lull would help us. >> bill: all of these things are actions that the president kate take and should take independent of any action of congress? can't filibuster these actions? >> no. what is coming up on sunday then on the mall here in washington? >> sunday will be the largest rally on climate change in u.s. history. the first buses will be leaving from nebraska where this pipeline would go through. i have been talking with chapters and activists fro
in illinois's second district, vying to replace the seat left vacant by jesse jackson jr. who has resigned. bloomberg's super pac spent more than $2 million on the race on gun control ads in favor of kelly, the cook county's chief administrative officer. she beat halverson pretty handley. the numbers we have so far, 55 to 21% about 2/3 of precincts reporting. the special election for that is april 9th and kelly is expected to win because that district definitely leans democratic. jackson has resigned in wake of charges and then pled guilty to those saying that he illegally spent campaign funds on personal items. we're back with more show and lots of handsomeness after the break. stay with us. billy zane stars in barabbas. coming in march to reelz. to find reelz in your area, go to reelz.com hey, i'm joey aragon. see that film? people call me about this every day. my dishwasher must be broken. you know, it's not always the machine. it may be the detergent. add finish power up to boost your detergent and you'll see a huge difference. watch what it can do. look at that sparkle! now th
primary to take jesse jackson's seat out in chicago. there were like 13 candidates. the two leading ones, debbie halverson was expected to win hands down. she was a former member of congress. she was 100% nra. blomberg gets involved, supports somebody nobody ever heard of, robin kelly who is willing to take on the nra who is pro-gun safety and robin kelly wins and robin kelly is the new member of congress from chicago. it wouldn't have happened without michael bloomberg. i want to say today, you know, hey, mike, great job! we need more people like you who will stand up and fight for the things you believe in and put your own money on the line. what do you say? michael bloomberg. ready to give him some props here? 1-866-55-press. >> announcer: this is the "bill press show." for true stories. with award winning documentaries that take you inside the headlines. real, gripping, current. documentaries... on current tv. the bar harbor bake is really worth trying. [ male announcer ] get more during red lobster's lobsterfest. with the year's largest selection for true stories. wi
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